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License Mobility

Since Nuvola Technologies is an Authorized Mobility Partner, you can take advantage of the Microsoft License Mobility through Microsoft Software Assurance program and bring your existing licenses for eligible server applications to Nuvola Technologies – without any additional software license fees or mobility fees. License Mobility is available to Volume Licensing customers with eligible server applications covered by active Software Assurance contracts.

Before you use

License Mobility through Software Assurance enhances the value of volume licenses with Software Assurance by extending their use to the cloud. This benefit can also help you lower your operating costs by using an Authorized Mobility Partner’s shared infrastructure.

By extending "License Mobility" to the cloud, Software Assurance lets you choose between deploying on-premises or through an Authorized Mobility Partner’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering. Such instances can be run on shared hardware, with the applications themselves dedicated to your organization.

Application server products eligible for License Mobility through Software Assurance, including Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft SQL Server, are identified in the Microsoft Product Terms. (Note: For SQL Server customers with core-based licensing and Software Assurance coverage, broader benefits are available under Azure Hybrid Benefit rights. For more information, see Azure Hybrid Benefit. The steps described below do not apply to Azure Hybrid Benefit use.) Windows Server is not eligible for License Mobility through Software Assurance and must be provided by your chosen Authorized Mobility Partner.

To activate License Mobility, you must submit a license verification form to the entity that sold Software Assurance to you, either Microsoft or the reseller, within 10 days of deployment of the hybrid cloud. Microsoft will confirm your eligibility for License Mobility and notify you. 

Licensing Options for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019

Although Microsoft authorizes customers with Volume License Agreements and Software Assurance to move most server-based applications to Nuvola Technologies, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 are not eligible for License Mobility. Your licensing options for Windows Server will depend on the Nuvola Technologies configuration that you select. If you have questions, please contact us. We will help you select the configuration that is best for your needs. Nuvola Technologies is proud to provide custom solutions to all of our customers.

Microsoft requires all customers on multi-tenant cloud environments to purchase Windows Server licenses from the Cloud Service Provider. Microsoft allows customers to move a Windows Server license to a dedicated single tenant server (See: Product Use Rights – Outsourcing Software Management). A dedicated server is a physical bare metal server that is purchased or rented entirely for your own business needs.These servers are deployed on a physically isolated network, with their own computing, and storage resources